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area news group." paul rogers, environment writer for "san jose mercury news." and carla marinucci, "san francisco chronicle," senior political reporter. carla, you get to have all the fun. you were in chicago on tuesday night. tell us what was it like. were people surprised at the close, the short drama? >> well, you know, belva, we were in the snoechs the snoeno hampshire, you know how dramatic it was all the way through. just amazing to be there on that final night. this was a much different election night than 2008, when 250,000 people greeted this sort of landmark moment. barack obama is more weathered, he's -- >> belva: graying. >> graying, but boy, the -- the democrats there, it was just pandemonium. and i think -- this time, it was tears of relief. instead of joy. that this contest has been so tough, so expensive and so important in so many ways and we saw it so negative that i think people are glad it's over, but to be there and to watch the president give that address and we heard him today in washington talking about what happens now in this country. i think the republi
people just started doing it, and it attracted other people. >> even berkeley. >> san jose. >> you're from washington. you're out here on a little trip. what do you think of this? is this only in san francisco? >> quite possibly. it's too cold in washington. but it's also interesting to see the edges of the frame of this conversation are so far to the left, that the screaming conservatives are the ones that want to restrict it to just be specific cases. >> let's be clear here, it's expected to be a close vote at the board. i talked to the author, and he thinks it will be a 5-6 vote. the argument being the sort of argument around the split bylaws, it's not necessary. there are ways to -- things on the books that they can use already. but i think that comes down to the liberal town and people not wanting to tell their people what to do. >> do you think this is a progressive issue? >> i would say -- i don't know. >> that's why i asked it. >> i think the progressive will be squarely against this. >> this is a fascinating thing. we will find out what happens. anyway, that's all for toni
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